Apologies on behalf of British Weather – we are postponing our event until the 27th August as John would find it very difficult to paint a mural in 40 mph winds – not to mention the rain!
Its 10 years since artist John Ives painted the Whale Mural, on the side of our building in Titchbourne Street, to help raise awareness of the plight of Whales. On the 20th August we will be holding a day of activities to celebrate the wonderful creatures found in our Oceans and the responsibility we have to try to protect them. John will be refreshing his mural and starting another on the back wall of our building. We will also have competitions, face painting, clay and painting workshops – so come and have fun!
We know that over the last 10 years thousands of you have taken photos of the Whale Mural. We would love to see your pictures! Tag your whale pictures with a chance to win a £25 voucher. If you are not local then you can exchange this for a John Ives Whale print. The winner will be chosen by John on the 20th. You will need to follow us on Instagram.
The line up for the day:
10:30am – 12:00pm Create a Sea Creature Workshop £10 per person Suitable for all ages
Come and make some new underwater friends using a special blue clay. Return to collect your new friends 1 week later.
Meanwhile out on Tichborne Street, John will be reviving his original mural, talk to him about his artwork and conservation of our oceans.
12:30pm – 2:30pm Live Painting on Tichborne Street - And Face Painting
Watch John in action as he starts a new mural from scratch on the back wall of our building!
Choose to be a stunning sea creature – one of the team will paint your face! Donations to Whalefest.
2:30pm – 4:30pm Under the Sea Pottery Painting Prices start from £15 All ages welcome
We’ll have a selection of Under the Sea creatures for you to paint. We will donate £2 from every creature painted to Sea Shepherd.
If you would like to join a workshop then call or email to book. If you unable to return to collect your items – we can arrange post for you.
School holidays are in full swing! Make the most of these precious 6 weeks and spend some quality time painting with the family.
Come in to paint anytime between:
10.30am – 6.30pm Monday – Saturday
or 11am-6pm on Sundays
Booking is advisable but walk-ins are also welcome.
You can also learn to throw a pot at a Taster Throwing session, suitable for adults and children aged 8+
Wednesdays & Fridays – 2.30pm
Saturdays – 10.45am
Sundays – 11am
£25 per child, £30 per adult
Taster Throwing prices include a second trip two weeks later, to come back and paint your creations!
Come and join us for March of the Mermaids from 11am on July 23rd at Hove Seafront. We have teamed up with Whalefest to celebrate the wonderful creatures in our Oceans. We will be helping them raise funds for the World Cetacean Alliance. There will be plenty of beautiful creatures to paint and take home. John Ives who painted our Whale Mural will also be with us. There will be lots of opportunities to win some great prizes.
Please keep another date in your diaries – 20th August at the shop. John will be exhibiting his work in August and on the 20th August will be refreshing his mural and talking about his Whale Adventures and the work that he does to try to raise awareness of their plight.
Now that summer time is here – although the weather hasn’t quite caught up – we are welcoming pottery painters from around the world. This time our guests were from St.Giles International Language School. Every year they have lovely families visiting Brighton. Fortunately for us pottery painting is one of their favourite activities!